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[Review] Empowered Special Issue: Nine Beers With Ninjette

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[Review] Empowered Special Issue: Nine Beers With Ninjette

Fans of Adam Warren’s sexy superhero series Empowered still have a few months to wait until the next trade paperback; Empowered Volume 8 is due to hit stores on December 18. In the meantime, Adam Warren continues to release one-shot issues in the Emp-verse, written by himself and drawn by guest artists. The latest issue, Nine Beers With Ninjette, will be available from Dark Horse on September 25th.

As much as I wish every issue could be drawn by Warren himself, I know it’s better that he concentrate on Volume 8. I’ll take a guest artist if it means getting a little Empowered story to tide us over until December. And this issue isn’t just a placeholder; both the story and the art are well worth a look.

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Marvel unveils “All-New Marvel NOW!”

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Marvel unveils “All-New Marvel NOW!”

This winter and spring of 2014, Marvel will release their newest initiative: the All-New Marvel NOW!

Despite giggling at the name (first we had Marvel, then Marvel NOW!, a year later the All-New Marvel NOW!, in five years we’ll have The Super Exciting All New Marvel NOW Better Than Ever!) I do like what I’m hearing about this new release.

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Comic Issues #133 – Fight The Boredom (And Win.)

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Comic Issues #133 – Fight The Boredom (And Win.)

One of a geek’s greatest fears is being bored (it’s why we have such wonderful toys.) Podcasters hate it too, so even though we had no idea what we were going to talk about this week, we forged ahead and tried to make things interesting. And got even more goofy than usual while doing it.

Join our heroes and heroine as they ditch the format and ramble all over the place. Sure, they manage to discuss Ben Affleck as the Batman, Xbox’s upcoming games, and Guardians of the Galaxy. But they also talk about Fantasy Shark Leagues, badass spiders, fiery bees, and whether or not you can be surprised by a cannonball.

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[Review] William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

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[Review] William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

When I first saw the cover for this book, I thought it was just someone’s clever illustration of Darth Vader drawn in Shakespearean clothing in a wood-cut style. I thought it was very pretty. Then I noticed the amazon link and realized that it’s a real book. Ian Doescher rewrote Star Wars, the entire movie, in Shakespearean English. And lo, mine eyes did stop and stare in awe!

(Okay, I’ll quit that now, and leave the iambic pentameter to the experts. Verily.)

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Comic Issues #131 – Book Geeks and Geeky Books

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Comic Issues #131 – Book Geeks and Geeky Books

In this extra-special episode, the podcast crew starts out with a dramatic reading of Star Wars! Shakespeare-style! With sound effects!

This week Comic Issues presents a books-only podcast. (Well, we talked about comic books too, we couldn’t help it.) What better way to kick off the episode than with Ian Doescher’s amazing book “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” Join our heroes and heroine and special guest Leland from Movie Issues as they fight their way through Shakespearean English in a trash compactor, and ponder the eternal question: what the heck was MacGyver’s real job anyway?

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[SDCC 2013] Cosplay Gallery Part 6

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[SDCC 2013] Cosplay Gallery Part 6

Every year the cosplay community continues to step up their game with better and better costumes.  We love their dedication to their craft and their confidence to wear their geek on more than their sleeve.  That’s why every convention we give them praise and support by showcasing their talents and love for the icons of geek culture.

Don’t miss Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 of our gallery! Welcome to Part 6!!

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[SDCC 2013] The World’s End at Hall H

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[SDCC 2013] The World’s End at Hall H

With the final installment of The Cornetto Trilogy to be released in US theaters on August 23rd, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and moderator Chris Hardwick met with fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H to answer questions about the film The World’s End.

It’s easy to see there’s a long-standing friendship between Pegg, Wright, and Frost, going by how well they played off of each other while answering the audience’s questions. And by how much they made fun of each other.

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[SDCC 2013] The Visionaries Panel

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[SDCC 2013] The Visionaries Panel

Entertainment Weekly’s “The Visionaries” panel in Hall H was a true meeting of the minds: directors Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 500 Days of Summer), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men), and Edgar Wright (Spaced, The World’s End, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) sat down and just talked about filmmaking.

While other panels have exclusive video footage or superstars up on the screen, these three can tell stories for an hour and have the audience completely entranced.

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